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ASM Microbe Online is bringing you the dynamic, cutting-edge science you expected to hear at ASM Microbe 2020, to the comfort of your home. You’ll be able to explore research from your peers with hundreds of ePosters, hear from experts in the field during live keynotes and access track-related content with a curated selection of on-demand sessions.

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ASM membership is your all-access pass to ASM Microbe Online. Membership is required to access all content with the exception of the ePosters module. Join or renew your 2020 ASM membership today to take part in this exciting new experience that brings your science directly to you! 

Monday, August 17 - Keynote Address

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 

ASM Microbe Online Program At-a-Glance

New and breaking scientific content from the ASM Microbe 2020 program will be accessible online in June, July and August. Take a look at what's in store. 

All times listed are Eastern time (Greenwich Mean Time -04:00)​. 

Monday, June 22

ePosters Launch (Open Access)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
View On-Demand ASM Update (Open Access): 

Deborah Birx, M.D., White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
Peter Hotez, Ph.D., M.D., University Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., M.P.H., ASM Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, July 16

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Live President's Forum (ASM members only): 

Annual President’s Update
Robin Patel, M.D., Past President, American Society for Microbiology; Mayo Clinic

Antibacterial Resistance in the Age of COVID, and Beyond
Karen Bush, Ph.D., Professor of Practice & Interim Director, Biotechnology Program, Indiana University

Aspergillus, Azoles and AMR​
Paul E. Verweij, M.D., F.E.C.M.M., Professor of Clinical Mycology, Center of Expertise in Mycology Radboudumc/CWZ, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center

Monday, July 20

All Day
On Demand Sessions: Symposia, Awards, Courses/Workshops (ASM members only) 

A Day in the Life of C. difficile: Environment, to Host, to Hospital
Antimicrobial Stewardship Beyond Institutional Boundaries: Collaborations with Widespread Impact (Developed in Cooperation with the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists)
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Beyond the Basics
ASM Awards Lectures
Better Together: Building Microbiome Coordination Networks
Beyond Drugs: Ecological Roles of Microbial Secondary Metabolites
Breaking Bad: The Continuing Challenges and Opportunities in Antibiotic Discovery and Development
BYOB: Bring Your Own Beluga (Microbiome)
Clinical Applications of Metagenomic Sequencing
COVID-19 Registry (Coming in August)
Diverse Stress Responses in the Microbial World
Emerging Drug Resistance in C. difficile
Everyone in the Pool: Expanding Access to Transplant Donors
Going to the Dark Side: Adaptation Leading from Colonization to Infection
Group B Strep Screening in Pregnant Women: An Update
Hot Updates in Mycobacteriology and Aerobic Actinomycetes
How to Design Genetic Selections and Screens
How to Machine Learn
Importance of Reliable Generation and Appropriate Interpretation of AST Results in 2020
Interplay Between Chromosomal Structure and Cellular Functions
Lifestyle of Intracellular Pathogens
Literature Review
Mechanistic Drivers in Microbiome Community Assembly
Microbial Communities: Diversity Matters
Microbial Source Tracking
New Treatments for Viral Infections in Transplant Recipients
Parenting and Microbiology
Phage Hunters: Integrating Research Experiences into the Undergraduate Curriculum
Removing Obstacles for Bringing AST for New Antimicrobials in the Clinical Laboratory
Revisions to the Tree of Life Using a Standardized Genome Taxonomy
The Grass is Always Greener: Plant-microbe Interactions, Part 1
Water and Foodborne Pathogens in the Environment
Words as Tools for Researching Microbiomes
You're Really Bugging Me: Neuronal Irritation by Microbes

Tuesday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 22

Tuesday, July 21 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Renewed Alliances for Combating AMR: WHO and ASM

Robert Bonomo, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Hanan Balkhy, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Invited Speaker
Global Burden of AMR from a Public Health and Molecular Perspective
Timothy Walsh, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

A Renewed Alliance Among the Tripartite: Who Else is Joining?
Hanan Balkhy, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Surveillance: The Importance of Getting it Right
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi, India

A Case Study: AMR Surveillance and Management
Bassim Zayed, WHO Regional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live After Chat: Diagnostics for COVID-19

Invited Speakers
Esther Babady, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
Benjamin Pinsky; Stanford Health Care, Stanford, Calif.
Elitza Theel, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Kirsten St.George, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, N.Y.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Coronavirus Disease 2020: Clinical, Epidemiological and Genomic Insights

Jennifer Gardy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago, Ill.
Estee Torok, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Invited Speakers
Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Management of COVID-19
Antonia Ho, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Genomic Epidemiology of COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2
Emma Hodcroft, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

COVID-19 and Vaccine Development
Keith Klugman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Wash.
Wednesday, July 22
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live After Chat: Therapeutics: COVID-19 Summit 

Invited Speakers
Vineet Menachery, University of Texas Medical Branch, League City, Texas
Rebecca Dutch, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
Shmuel Shoham, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SARS-CoV-2 in the Environment: What Have We Learned?

Birthe Kjellerup, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Md.

Invited Speakers
Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 RNA and Bacterial Co-occurrence on Hospital Surfaces
Sarah Allaard, University of California San Diego, San Diego, Calif.

Using Genomics, Phylogenetics and Science Communication to Respond to COVID-19 Epidemic in Real-time
Anderson Brito, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Insights into the Sewage Virosphere of a Large City
Sergio Guajardo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Monday, July 27 - Tuesday, July 28

Monday, July 27
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Practical Tips for Supporting Access, Inclusion and Equity in the Classroom

Amy Reese, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, Mo.
Amy Chang, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

Invited Speakers 
Diversity from the Ground Up and with Excellence as the Driver
Gladys Alexandre, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Creating Affirming & Inclusive Enviroments in STEM
Audrey Parangan-Smith, SF BUILD/San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.

What We Teach Affects Whom We Teach
David Asai, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Md.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A Discussion About the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project

Victor DiRita, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Invited Speaker
Arturo Casadevall, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Finding and Starting an Academic Job: A Chat with New Assistant Professors

Invited Speakers
Rebecca Shapiro, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Joshua Modell, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
Tuesday, July 28
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Live After Chat: The Grass is Always Greener: Plant-Microbe Interactions, Part 2

Invited Speakers
Interactions Between Plant Pathogens and Their Hosts
Caitilyn Allen, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

Dissecting Chemical Interactions Between Plants and Microbes During Microbiome Assembly
Sarah Lebeis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live After Chat with Dr. Peter Hotez

Jennifer Gardy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago, Ill.

Invited Speaker
Peter J. Hotez,  Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Houston, Texas
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bioremediation: Microbes are Doing the Dirty Job

Birthe Kjellerup, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Md.  
Anca G. Delgado, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

Invited Speakers
Anca G. Delgado, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.  
Natalie Capiro, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. 
Devrim Kaya, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Md.  
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On the Front Lines of Coral Disease

Invited Speakers
Christina Kellogg, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Stephanie Rosales, NOAA, Miami, Fla.
Nikki Traylor-Knowles, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.

Monday, Aug. 17

Industry & Science Program - Details Coming Soon! 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Live Keynote Address (ASM members only) 
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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